All about Section 230, a rule that made the…

Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

Google Employees Are Getting $1K Each for Home…

A lot of Google employees are going to be working at home indefinitely—and the company is spending millions to make sure they have a good setup. CEO Sundar Pichal announced this week that every employee will be given an allowance of $1,000, or the equivalent in a different...

NSA: Russian agents have been hacking major email…

The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating 2017 malware attack has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier

Trump Signs Order That Targets Legal Protections…

President Trump put heat on social media companies after Twitter applied warning labels on two of his tweets containing misleading voting information.

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While We Wait, NFL Renews Madden

There will not be competition in the field of simulation football video games for at least a few more years. The NFL, which is shut down during the pandemic, announced Thursday that it has extended its exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts for the Madden NFL franchise. The Players Association...

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.

United Airlines to Make Face Masks From Old…

In an effort to keep customers and employees safe, United Airlines is working with Looptworks to create thousands of face masks from old employee uniforms.

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle…

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite…

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite Security Problems Just this past December, the video chat service reported 10 million users. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Zoom's activity has exploded in recent months. According to The Verge, it revealed a huge increase to 200 million at the start of April. The Verge adds that Zoom's use has jumped 50 percent since then. The increase comes despite security experts and the FBI saying default settings are not secure. In 2019, Apple removed Zoom software after it was revealed websites could take over cameras. There is also the "Zoombombing" issue, where pranksters have entered random calls to show "shock content." In response, Zoom recently released its 5.0 version to combat security and privacy problems. 5.0 heightens encryption, security for meetings and users must now have a default password.

Chinese Spokesman Now Has a Label on His Tweets

More than two months after it was posted, an accusation by a Chinese government spokesman has received a "Get the facts" label from Twitter—the same caution that was added to a couple of President Trump's tweets this week. Zhao Lijian of the foreign ministry had tweeted , "It might be...

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over…

Germany says it is seeking European Union sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence showed he was working for Russian intelligence

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Trump Lashes Out After Twitter Applies Warning…

The social media company flagged the president's unsubstantiated claims on fraud with mail-in voting.

Trump's Order Could Upend 26 Key Words

"This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!" President Trump tweeted Thursday morning. The reason? Late in the afternoon, he signed an executive order that could deal a big blow to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies. Among other things, the move could strip the companies...

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App Facebook is preparing to introduce a new mobile gaming app amid the coronavirus pandemic when many are glued to their phones. Facebook Gaming will be a free app designed largely for creating and watching live gameplay. According to Facebook, 700 million of its reported 2.5 billion monthly users already engage with online gaming content. The gaming industry is one of a few experiencing a boon during the era of COVID-19. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App The app has no advertising in it for now and will rely on 'stars,' a currency that viewers can use to 'tip' streamers.

Uber Axes Thousands of E-Bikes

Uber is clearing space in its aging e-bike fleet by throwing them away or donating them to Lime's e-fleet.

Most Australian News Corp small papers to go…

Australia’s largest newspaper publisher says most of its suburban and regional mastheads will become digital-only next month

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With…

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With Upcoming Games Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick says things are still running as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has a slew of new titles in the pipeline, including a new 'Call of Duty' game. It is speculated to be a reboot of the 'Black Ops' sub-series, similar to 2019's 'Modern Warfare' remake. And there has also been talk of new 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' games. Robert Kotick, to CNBC

Trump's Next Move in Twitter War: Executive Order

President Trump's feud with Twitter continues. The latest: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday night that the POTUS will soon sign an executive order aimed at social media companies, the AP reports. White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah said the move would come Thursday, but neither...

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Trump threatens Twitter over fact checks: What's…

On Tuesday, Twitter took the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets about voting by mail

Apple Reopening 100 Stores In The U.S.

Roughly 40 stores will allow customers inside will require face masks, temperature checks and a limit on the number of people inside at one time.

Whistleblowers to SEC: Facebook Is Hiding Illegal…

A whistleblower complaint filed with the SEC claims Facebook has failed to adequately police illegal activity on its platform, including sales of drugs and child pornography. The complaint filed Tuesday by critics, including a former Facebook content moderator, further claims Facebook has hidden the extent of illegal activity from its...